Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Amersham, Beaconsfield & Gerrards Cross

Elen Mon Wayne 01494 716861
Welcome to our classes

My name is Elen Môn Wayne and I have been proudly teaching and running Monkey Music for 10 years. Prior to that I was a professional singer in London's West End. I am a music graduate and feel passionate about children learning social, linguistic and musical skills through Monkey Music in a structured and fun way. I love teaching Monkey Music!

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As a child I was always singing, performing and competing at events and competitions in England and Wales.  I played the piano and the harp. I graduated from Aberystwyth University and The Royal Northern College of Music where I studied singing to become a professional singer. During my 10 years in the West End, I performed in 'The Phantom of the Opera' (in my last year playing the role of 'Carlotta'), and 'Jerry Springer the Opera', a part which awarded me an Olivier Award. My last role was Sister Sophia in 'The Sound of Music' at the London Palladium - a role I played for the whole two and a half year run!

A fellow 'nun' at 'The Sound of Music' told me about Monkey Music. I had tried various baby activities and music classes for toddlers with my twin children (then 3 years old) but had never enrolled - I just hadn't found what I was looking for. I was also looking for a career change - one which would keep music as its focus whilst being more family friendly. When I observed Monkey Music classes taking place in Chelsea I was astounded at the tracking and intense concentration from the little babies in the Rock'n'Roll class - I hadn't imagined that such enjoyment and concentration could be possible from such young little ones. By the time I observed the Ding-Dong class for 3-4 year olds, I was completely and utterly sold. Children were answering numerous questions about the violin (made out of wood, how many strings, bow etc.) and were even beating crotchet and quaver beats on their drums. More than anything I can remember the older children's confidence in answering questions and the pure enjoyment on faces of children of all ages (and their parents/carers) and felt that these were music classes for babies and toddlers that I would be proud to bring to Amersham, Beaconsfield and the Chalfonts.

When I started Monkey Music here, my children were 4 years old and now they are 14! I run several classes throughout the week and hugely enjoy doing so - it is a privilege to see children grow in confidence and ability.  With four separate classes and the learning tailored to the specific needs of that age-group, parents, nannies and carers enjoy the classes too, working with their children in an environment of smiles. We use only high quality resources - our musical instruments are instruments, rather than toys. They are robust and designed to stimulate and support the learning for each child. We love seeing babies and little ones enjoying music - a child is never too young to enjoy the steady beat. The 3-4 year olds also try out instruments of the orchestra!

I am a National Trainer for Monkey Music - teaching and assessing new Monkey Music teachers (asking our current customers for their help in bringing babies and toddlers along for training and assessment classes) and providing six-monthly 'top-up' training for existing Monkey Music teachers.

Five years ago, Sandra Hanscomb joined me as teacher and more recently, Miranda Dawe - click on the 'Our Team' button for further details.

I believe that Monkey Music gives babies and children the best musical start - and through music, their social, linguistic and physical skills also develop.  You could say that it's a class which focuses on overall development through the medium of music - but in such a way that children and carers look forward to our classes and an environment where confidence grows. Our little ones are so busy having fun that they don't even relaise they are learning!  Even the tiny little babies come to know that lovely things happen at Monkey Music.  One dad of a little boy in our Rock'n'Roll class (for babies from 12 weeks) said to me, "My little boy knows three car parks - the nursery - where he cries; the gym where he grizzles and Monkey Music - where he claps!"

What's unique about Monkey Music is that we have FOUR different classes dependent on age so you can be sure that the class is tailored to the development needs of your child.  Classes are small - no more than 15 in a class - and we know the names of all the children who come to us - no name stickers for us.  We have over 30 classes Monday to Friday - so hopefully there is something to suit you.  Come and join us for a free first class and see whether you and your baby/child will enjoy it too. 

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

St John's Methodist Church, Woodside Road,, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 6AJ

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:05am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:50am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at St John's Methodist Church

St Teresa Parish Centre, 40 Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2PL

2:30pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
3:05pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
3:40pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at St Teresa Parish Centre

Tuesday

Holtspur United Reformed Church Hall, Crabtree Close, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 1UQ

10:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Holtspur United Reformed Church Hall

Wednesday

St John's Methodist Church, Woodside Road,, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 6AJ

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:05am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:50am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at St John's Methodist Church

Thursday

Guide Headquarters, Station Road, Gerrards Cross, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, SL9 8ES

10:05am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:50am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at Guide Headquarters

Friday

St Teresa Parish Centre, 40 Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2PL

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:05am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:50am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at St Teresa Parish Centre

Holtspur United Reformed Church Hall, Crabtree Close, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 1UQ

10:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Holtspur United Reformed Church Hall

Monkey Term Dates

Spring Term 2019

Term Starts:
Monday 7th January
Half Term:
Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February
Term Ends:
Friday 5th April

Summer Term 2019

Term Starts:
Tuesday 23rd April
Half Term:
Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May
Term Ends:
Friday 19th July

"We both love the class! We've tried out a few now and he has never been that focused and engaged in a class before"

Monkey Music Carer

"It's the one class we can't miss! It's helped bring my shy little boy out of his shell greatly. I can't recommend the classes highly enough. It's the best money I've spent as Tom (22 months) loves it so much"

Monkey Music Mum

"I have absolutely loved coming to Monkey Music. I have watched my son take developmental jumps as a result of the class and it's always fun - literally a highlight of my week. This is the gold standard"

Monkey Music Dad

"Far and away the best class we have done. Over the past two years I've seen the girls develop listening skills, musical rhythm and most importantly have a wonderful time in classes and then at home"

Monkey Music Mum

"Elen and Sandra are superb at holding the little ones' attention. Classes are fun and engaging for the adults too. My son loves his music and I think his speech has developed really well because of it"

Monkey Music Mum

"We still love it as much as ever. We tried a few different classes from around four months of age and Monkey Music is the only one we're still doing. Highly recommended"

Monkey Music Grandparent

Celebrate with Monkey and Mo!

Monkey Music parties are great fun for babies and children of all ages. Parties are tailored to suit every occasion and always include the birthday child’s favourite Monkey Music songs!

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"We had a fabulous Monkey Music party of our daughter's first birthday. Miranda was great at keeping the variety of ages entertained - all the adults loved it as much as the kids. Really recommend!"

Monkey Music Mum

Holiday fun for all!

Monkey Music holiday workshops are a popular way to keep children entertained during the holidays. Unlike our regular classes where children are strictly grouped according to age, the holiday workshops cater for a mixed age group of children.

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Come along to our FREE open days and events and find out what happens at Monkey Music! Since they began, in 1993, over 4.8 million classes have entertained hundreds of thousands of families across the UK!

Book your space for some magical music making with your family. Suitable for babies and young children. Be quick! Places are limited.

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The Monkey Team

Elen Môn Wayne

I'm Elen and I'm the franchise owner of Monkey Music Amersham, Beaconsfield and the Chalfonts.  I have been teaching the Monkey Music curriculum for 10 years and I love it! Introducing babies and children to music is so important and I love seeing their growth and development.

 

Nicky Carnaby

I was a Monkey Music mum and now I/m a Monkey Music teacher! I absolutley love Monkey Music and how it helps with every aspect of a child's development.  As a mum it was one of the highlights of my week! I love singing and can't wait to meet you and your little one!

What do the classes involve? Monkey Music is an interactive award winning musical curriculum. Classes are small and tailor-made for babies and young children who are grouped according to their age. Each child is accompanied by their carer. Little monkeys sing, dance and play musical instruments. Big monkeys join in the fun too!
Can babies relate to music at such a young age? The ear is the first organ to develop fully in the womb. From five months, an unborn baby can hear the world around them. Early exposure to music encourages babies to develop their musical ear which supports all aspects of early learning and development. Just as language skills are developed early in life, so is musical talent. Regardless of the level of music aptitude with which children are born, they must have formal and informal experiences in music to maintain that level of potential.
Are the classes different for each age group? Yes. Our curriculum is structured and progressive. Rock’n'Roll: from 3 months Heigh-Ho: from 12 months Jiggety-Jig: 2 + 3 year olds Ding-Dong: 3 + 4 year olds
Are all the teachers musically trained? All Monkey music teachers are specifically trained on delivering the Monkey Music curriculum. Many of them are professional musicians and teachers.
How long is a class? Half an hour. Each 30 minute class is a significant step in our progressive curricula. Classes are carefully planned to maximise the attention span of a very young child so that they learn from sharing a rewarding, enjoyable and worthwhile experience.
At what age can my child start Monkey Music? From 3 months old.
Can I try a class before I sign up to a course? Yes. You and your child are invited along for a free complimentary class when making an initial booking enquiry.
How much does a class cost? Please ask at your local Monkey Music Office.
Do I have to pay a term in advance? Yes. After your first complimentary class you reserve your place and are invoiced pro rata for the remaining classes in the term. Families who attend our classes will often bond with their teacher and other members of their group. In order to reserve places so that everyone can be together we facilitate a termly booking system. This also encourages our families to attend regularly so that everyone learns new skills at the same pace.
How many children are in a class? Maximum 15
Do classes just run during term time? Regular classes run during term time. Many areas also run seasonal Holiday Workshops during school holidays.
What happens at a Monkey Music Birthday Party? See More Fun on the main website.
How do I become a Monkey Music franchisee? For more details, please click here
Where can I buy Monkey Music merchandise? Please click here.
Why pay a membership fee? When enrolling in Monkey Music for the first time, a child becomes a member of the Little Monkey Club. New members receive a Welcome Pack, including a Monkey Music T-shirt and a singalong promo CD as well as access to our online club which supports the child in their learning experience at Monkey Music. The membership fee is payable when registering each child in regular weekly classes at Monkey Music and we offer a discount to siblings who join at any stage. Siblings receive their own welcome pack and T-shirt to wear to class. Ask your local classes for more details.
Is it OK for me to take photos or video in class? No, we politely request that you refrain from taking photos or videos at class.
Can I opt out of the membership fee? No, our online club is designed to support the learning experience of children at our regular classes.
Can I bring a sibling? Yes! We offer discounts for siblings, ask your local classes for more details.
Do I have to sing along? We love it when our customers join in and your children benefit from hearing the sound of a familiar voice, no matter how good or bad!
Do I have to be musical? No! Our teachers will make you feel welcome whatever your musical ability.
Why don’t you offer drop-in classes? We value musical education as a fundamental part of early development, and as such our regular weekly classes are progressive to maximise the learning potential of each child.
Can I bring my newborn too? Yes! Newborn babies are welcome in our classes, please speak to your local classes for more information.
What do I need to bring with me? Everything you need to enjoy our classes is provided by the teacher.
What if I can’t make my usual class? You are welcome to catch up with any classes that you miss. Speak to your local classes to book a catch up class.
What makes Monkey Music classes so special? Monkey Music classes are considered a leading light in pre-school education. Come along for a free class to see for yourself what make Monkey Music classes the highlight of the week for so many families across the UK!
Why is Monkey Music more expensive than the other music groups around? Monkey Music has been established for over 25 years and is proud to have a rich musical heritage. We offer a unique and progressive learning experience for your child, which is supported by over 500 original songs and musical activities. Our talented teachers are carefully chosen and trained to offer the highest standard of pre-school music education.
Why are Monkey Music classes 30 minutes long? Our classes have been honed and developed over 25 years and are designed to fully captivate babies and young children for the duration. The very interactive nature of every class means that our little monkeys need to rest again after 30 minutes of magical music making!
What do you expect of the children, do they have to sit down the whole time? Each class is carefully structured and formatted so that every child and carer is encouraged to join in with the fun. Classes are paced according to each age group with the opportunity for little ones to be up on their feet during ‘Time to Move’ and sitting with their carers during ‘Time to Play’ and ‘Time to Sleep’. Most children quickly learn what is happening next and Monkey helps them with friendly encouragement!
Do you offer ‘mixed age’ classes? Because of the progressive nature of our curricula which is age specific, we do not offer regular weekly mixed classes. However, during the holidays, many of our teachers offer mixed age holiday workshops.

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